Friday, February 28, 2014
Afghan National Engineer Brigade Forming
The Afghan National Army (ANA) is closer than ever to fully fielding Afghanistan's first National Engineer Brigade (NEB). Joint Task Force Sapper is working closely with the NEB providing mentorship. Other entities involved in assisting the forming of the NEB include Task Force Coda, Joint Task Force Sapper Headquarters, CSTC-A, and NTM-A. The unit will be based at Camp Ghazi in Central Afghanistan. Like many units the NEB was stood up at the Combined Field Center (CFC). The NEB will have many capabilities to include bridging and well-drilling operations as well as vertical and horizontal engineering. The NEB will complement the capabilities of the Corps Engineer Kandaks or CEKs. Read more in "National Engineer Brigade Continues to Form Under TEB Leadership", DVIDS, February 26, 2014.